The Center for Sex Education is so excited to announce Dianne Browne, PhD, CFLE, CSE, Pamela Brug, MD, MS, Crystal Charley, MBA, CD, Jatesha “Jaye” Madden-Wilson, LPN, the authors of My Black Health is Beautiful, as the winners of the 2023 National Sex Ed Conference Sex Ed Impact Award!
Dianne Browne, PhD, CFLE, CSE
Dianne Browne is a certified trainer/educator in family life, human sexuality, and family development. She is retired but serves as a consultant to the Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative, chairs the Anti-Racism Team of the NJ Synod ELCA, and facilitates Transforming White Privilege workshops. Dianne’s work focuses on reproductive justice, reproductive health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Dianne has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at numerous conferences, webinars, and seminars. Her goal is to remain active in efforts working toward equity and justice to dismantle systems where structural racism thrives.
Pamela Brug, MD, MS
Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist in New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University Douglass College with a BA majoring in Biology and Sociology. She received her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has been in practice for more than 25 years. Dr. Brug is a Medical Director at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. She is also on the faculty at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. Her joy and interest in education led her to obtain an MS in Education from the University of New England. She has received numerous mentoring, teaching and community service awards throughout her career. Her interest in disparities in health care has led her to address these issues. As such she is also on faculty for Rutgers University Women’s Health Institute division of Advocacy & Community Outreach. Dr. Brug is the founder and president of the New Jersey Black Women Physician Association. The nonprofit’s mission is Education, Advocacy and Mentoring in addressing health disparities and inequities.
Crystal Charley, MBA, CD
Crystal D. Charley, MBA, CD, is a respected reproductive justice activist. The proud mother is the founder of Melanin and Maternal Wellness. She is a childbirth educator and certified doula. Crystal is the Director of Birth and Wellness Resource Hub for the Greater Mount Zion Community Development Corporation and a Senior Organizer for Salvation and Social Justice. She sits on the National Perinatal Task Force, Public Institute of New Jersey Board of Trustees, Board of Directors for the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, and Fair Share Housing Center. Crystal is the second Vice President of the NAACP New Jersey State Conference.
Jatesha “Jaye” Madden-Wilson, LPN
Jatesha “Jaye” Madden-Wilson, Founding President and CEO of Melinated Moms, is reshaping maternal health for women of color. As a nurse, social impact speaker, maternal health advocate, and mother of two, she empowers women through advocacy, mentorship, and resilience. Jaye’s personal journey, from adversity to motherhood, inspires women globally and transforms our perspective on parenting and support. With a background in community health management and advocacy for the LGBT+ community, she understands the power of public engagement in improving overall well-being. Jaye’s own experiences, including divorce, led her to create Melinated Moms, a supportive community redefining motherhood and womanhood.